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Social Science Education Center

History Alliance Seminars

The Social Science Education Center at Weber State University offers general education and graduate-level credit at a low cost to you as an educator. This is a two-credit-hour history/social science seminar that will meet on Wednesdays from 4:15 to 6:45 p.m. at Weber State’s Ogden campus.

We will offer these seminars every semester with a different topic each semester (summer seminar will be a two-week-long condensed session). You can repeat these workshops as many times as you’d like. 

History Alliance Seminars will:



Our Next Seminar: "The Interwar Period:  1919-1939"

The Social Science Education Center's Fall 2019 History Alliance seminar will focus on The Interwar Period:  1919-1939.  

World War I and World War II often dominate the discussion of early- and mid-twentieth century global history, and the interwar period can often be neglected.  (This may not be true when discussing U.S. history, because of the interest in the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression.)  In this seminar we will focus on the social, cultural, and political developments of the world during this crucial period and help instructors better understand the important movements that occurred during this era that helped shape not only World War II, but the latter part of the twentieth century as well.  This seminar will also address U.S. topics, and it is hoped will add to the instructors' knowledge of this period in U.S. history. 

The Fall 2019 History Alliance seminar will meet Wednesday evenings from 4:15 to 6:45 pm from September 4 to December 4 on Weber State's Ogden Campus in Lindquist Hall Room 114.  Campus parking is free  in A1 after 4:00 pm. Registration for the course is now open.

Schedule of Topics and Presenters:

Sept 4   Chinese Business and Cinema: 1920s and 30s   Dr. Lewis

Sept 11  When did the Russian Revolution End?    Dr. Romaniello

Sept 18  The Spanish Civil War    Dr. Richey

Sept 25  Japan:  Economics, Empire, and Culture  Dr. Lewis

Oct 2   African-Americans in the 1920s    Dr. Deakin

Oct 9  Military Innovations in the Interwar Period   Dr. Little

Oct 16-Fall Break

Oct 23  The Weimar Era   Dr. Brower

Oct 30  Utah in the Interwar Period   Prof. Sillito

Nov 6   Problems within the British Empire: 1919-1939   Dr. Nelson

Nov 13  Native Americans in the Interwar Period   Dr. MacKay

Nov 20  John Wayne and Western Cinema   Dr. Little

Nov 27 Pre-Thanksgiving Break

Dec 4  U.S. Religion in the Interwar Period   Dr. Rives

How to Register

Visit the following link to enroll with Weber State Continuing Education. Scroll down and add the course The Interwar Period, 1919-1939(2) - HIST6920 CRN 2020 23672 to your cart to register.

Enroll Now

****Looking Ahead:  Spring 2020 Seminar Topic will be "Gender and History"

                                    Summer 2020 Seminar Topic will be "Sustainability and Preservation in History"                                          tied to the World History Association's conference in SLC

                                   Fall 2020 Seminar Topic will be "World War II"


If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Stephen Francis